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November 23, 2013

Dear Shipmates,

 

 There's not a lot to report this month but AOM is alive and well. No passing of shipmates to report which is a good thing. But we still have those among us who have experienced health concerns. 

 

Also, a short report on the 2013 AOM reunion is in order.

  

 

CONCERN & CONTACT NEEDED FOR SHIPMATES

 

 

 

Curtis Christian who was involved in a bizarre accident (MINEMAN NEWS 30 Oct 2013) is still on the mend. Thoughts and prayers are still in order. I know he would appreciate a call at (803) 492-4245 or a card of cheer at 303 Cypress Shores Road, Eutawville, SC 29048

 

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Janie Horn, wife of Toby, has been experiencing severe pain from a vertebrae pressing against the sciatic nerve. Anyone who has had this before knows the excruciating pain involved. A call at (843) 762-3552 or a card to 54 Rivers Point Row, Charleston, SC 29412-3620 would be appreciated.

 

 

 

2013 REUNION WEB PAGE PHOTOS POSTED
 

The 2013 reunion at  Whidbey Island was a resounding success. Members and wives were treated to a well coordinated series of activities and the accompanying fellowship. Many folks wondered what in the world we could do in such a distant destination. Whidbey Island has just about anything anyone could desire in any locale. The scenery was beyond belief, the populace was friendly and the variety of food and merchandise establishments was everything one could hope for.  And now, the  2013 Reunion web page of activities and personalities is finally up and running. Please check it at the REUNION PAGE.

 

NOTES FROM THE SCOTTISH SIDE
  

Phil Smith, former MN1, who makes his home in Cookeville, TN has taken on the challenge of creating a Scottish tartan for the exclusive use of US Navy Minemen. His eight proposed designs are nothing short of fantastic. 

 

 

 

During our get-together at Whidbey Island, reunion coordinator CDR Toby Horn (US Navy, Ret.) wore the Edsel tartan that was originally designed for the US Navy in general. Phil Smith, PhD, member of the Scottish Tartan Authority and Professor Emeritus of Languages and Linguistics at Penn State, has submitted his proposed designs. These proposals are being brought before the AOM Board of Directors and further developments will be presented here and on the web page.

 

 

TO ALL, A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING



Whether you are eating out all by yourself or having family and friends over for a sumptuous feast, our wishes are that you and those closest to you will have a very happy and meaningful THANKSGIVING.

The AOM Board of Directors

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